Sunday, October 28, 2012
All SEPTA transportation will be suspended for Sandy.
The following information is provided by SEPTA. SEPTA will suspend all services effective at the end of Sunday's service schedule due to the expected arrival of severe weather from Sandy. The shutdown will start at approximately 12:30 a.m., at the conclusion of daily service schedules. The service suspension covers all modes of SEPTA travel, including Regional Rail, the Market-Frankford Line, the Broad Street Line, city and suburban bus and trolley routes, and the Norristown High Speed Line. CCT Paratransit service will be available for reserved dialysis patients only as long as safe operations are possible. SEPTA is advising customers to adjust their travel plans as soon as possible prior to the shutdown. Those who do not have to travel …
National Hurricane Center forecasters caution the public to not underestimate Hurricane Sandy based on its storm category or projections on where it will come ashore.
Federal emergency management and weather officials said Sunday that the time for preparing for Hurricane Sandy is rapidly coming to an end. "The time for preparing and talking is about over," said Craig Fugate, adminstrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. People need to be acting about now." Hurricane Sandy is expected to affect as many as 50 million people as it makes its westward turn toward the East Coast. While the most recent maps show the center of the storm tracking toward New Jersey, forecasters are hesitant to pinpoint a specific area for landfall. Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, said forecasters are still looking for the storm to come ashore somewhere between the Delmarva coastline and Rhode …
State and Federal officials say the slow moving "Frankenstorm" storm will cause problems over large part of Pennsylvania through Halloween.
State and federal officials Saturday night warned Pennsylvania residents to prepare for widespread flooding and power outages from Hurricane Sandy. The storm, which is expected to come ashore somewhere along the East Coast late Sunday into early Monday, is anticipated to affect 50-60 million people along the East Coast. States of emergency have been declared in Maryland, New York, Virginia, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. Gov. Tom Corbett declared the emergency Saturday night after forecasters predicted the storm will put Pennsylvania in the flood zone. Philadelphia Mayor Micheal Nutter declared a state of emergency for Philadelphia starting at 5 p.m. Sunday through 5 p.m. on Tuesday. Flooding, for now, is the main focus of forecasters …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
These photos capture some of the damage caused by rain in Wayne's low-lying areas.
A Radnor Patch reader and North Wayne resident sent me these photos to run today in response to today's article, Will N. Wayne Field Become Stormwater Basin? The photos document the damage that some North and South Wayne residents experience in heavy rains. In the pdf section of this article, you can read a presentation given by citizens on June 18, 2012 to Radnor's Board of Commissioners entitled, "Radnor Stormwater Flooding: Status quo and township’s responsibility."
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Do you think drivers who ignore flood roadblocks and need to be rescued should be fined?
Major storms inevitably bring stories of drivers who ignore flood roadblocks and end up needing rescue by emergency crews. Now, Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a bill that would levy fines on drivers who disregard the familiar warning to "turn around, don't drown." The bill would impose: What do you think? Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments section below.